EXPERT: HUMAN CLONING WOULD LEAD TO DEFORMITIES AND DEATH

EDINBURG, England, Feb 6, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In an interview with Michael Brown of Sprit Daily, Dr. H. D. Griffin, assistant director at the Roslin Institute, the Scottish enterprise that cloned Dolly the sheep, said attempts to clone humans are unacceptable and will lead in many cases to deformities, fetal death, and shortened life spans if indeed cloned humans are born. “Where animals have been cloned, the success rate – the number of reconstructed embryos that make it to a live birth – is around one to two percent, and so the process is very inefficient,” he said. “Nobody working […]
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U.S. MORNING AFTER PILL MANUFACTURER SEEKS OVER-THE-COUNTER STATUS

WASHINGTON, Feb 6, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Women’s Capital Corporation (WCC), the group set up to be the manufacturer and distributor of the abortifacient morning-after pill to the United States, met Monday with the Food and Drug Administration to demand the drug’s status to be changed from prescription only to over-the-counter. The WCC has proposed allowing two studies on the drug in the US which would be submitted to the FDA after their completion in 2002, with a change in status expected shortly thereafter. The proposals by the WCC to allow pharmacists to dispense the abortifacient drugs directly to women […]
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WINNIPEG ARCHBISHOP URGES PRIESTS TO PREACH AGAINST ABORTION

WINNIPEG, Feb 6, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Archbishop V. James Weisgerber of Winnipeg has written all the priests in his diocese urging them to “raise up the Gospel value of life” and oppose public funding of the Morgentaler abortuary in the province. In the letter dated Feb. 2, the archbishop asked pastors and parishioners to write and petition the provincial Health Minister Dave Chomiak, asking him not to go ahead with plans to fund the private abortuary. The Archdiocese informed LifeSite that the bishop also wrote Minister Comiak on Feb 1. In his letter the bishop wrote “as a Church leader […]
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CANADIAN PRO-LIFE POLITICIAN DIES

OTTAWA, Feb 6, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Former Liberal Member of Parliament David Iftody, 44, died suddenly Monday of an apparent stroke. Iftody was a strong pro-lifer and represented the Manitoba riding of Provencher until he was defeated in the last federal election. Karen Murawsky, director of public affairs at the National Affairs office of Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSite that Mr. Iftody was very open about his pro-life stand. In 1993 during his election campaign he said, “As a lifelong Catholic I am pro-life and oppose abortion.” In 1998 he explained to a pro-life group in Manitoba that he was […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

Zenit News reports that the Brazilian Health Ministry will distribute 22 million free condoms in several cities during carnival. On Friday, Bishop Raymundo Damasceno, secretary-general of the Brazilian bishops’ conference, said the massive campaigns of free condoms have shown that they do not arrest the spread of AIDS, but rather, propagate it. The National Post reports that Justice Theo Wolder, of the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton has ruled that a father’s decision to change his gender from male to female does not constitute a material change in circumstances sufficient to warrant altering a child custody arrangement.  https://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010202/461994.html A […]
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JOHNS HOPKINS LAUNCHES INTO STEM CELL RESEARCH WITH $58 M DONATION

BALTIMORE, Feb. 5, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Johns Hopkins University, an institution well known for its work in population control in the Third World, is set to jump headlong into the controversial world of stem cell research. Last Tuesday the institution announced it has received an anonymous (U.S.) $58.5 million endowment for its new Institute for Cell Engineering (ICE). The university admits in its press release that it will be using human embryos in the research. See the Johns Hopkins press release at:  https://hopkins.med.jhu.edu/press/2001/JANUARY/010130.HTM
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AUSTRALIAN ARCHBISHOP URGES ACTION ON LIFE ISSUES

PERTH, Australia, Feb. 5, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey has issued a statement in advance of the upcoming Western Australian parliamentary elections calling on Christians to consider life and family issues as they vote. “I urge committed Christians and people of other religions who share the same beliefs about the dignity of the human person and the importance of family life, to be more involved in the political life of the country and to consider standing as candidates in elections so as to serve as politicians,” he said. “We have already seen the almost complete erosion of any […]
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POWELL AGAINST MEXICO CITY POLICY BUT WILL TOW THE LINE

WASHINGTON, Feb 5, 2001 (LSN.ca) – During Colin Powell’s first media interview as Secretary of State he was asked about the Mexico City Policy which bans U.S. government funding of international abortion promoting groups. Following is an excerpt from the interview on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with Cokie Roberts : Do you have any concern about that (the policy)? POWELL: No, President Bush was consistent with his campaign pledge on this issue to go back to the Mexico policy that existed up until 1993, which essentially says that we’re going to spend over $400 million a year on family planning, but […]
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QUEEN ELIZABETH INVESTS IN COMPANY THAT PERFORMS ABORTED BABY EXPERIMENTS

LONDON, Feb 4, 2001 – The Queen has invested in a company which uses tissue from aborted babies for experimental treatments for brain diseases such a Parkinson’s. The Mail, a UK paper, reported Sunday that the Queen invested £200,000 with ReNeuron Holdings in the name of Sir Michael Peat, who is The Keeper of the Privy Purse, with the address given as Buckingham Palace. Ananova reports the Queen bought 102,000 shares at 195p a share when the company floated on the Stock Market in November. See related LifeSite story on the ‘ethics’ behind this research: USE OF EMBRYOS AND ABORTED […]
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POPE SENDS BLESSINGS TO PRO-LIFE GROUPS

VATICAN, Feb 5, 2001 – Pope John Paul II sent his blessing yesterday to all pro-life groups, as Pro-Life Day was celebrated in Italy and other nations. Zenit News reports that speaking to an assembled crowd in St. Peter’s Square, the pope urged people to “sensitization” against the “many snares that unfortunately threaten life.”
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